Belostomatidae

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Belostomatidae

[‚bel·ə·stō′mad·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The giant water bugs, a family of hemipteran insects in the subdivision Hydrocorisae.
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Similarly, in the giant water bug, Abedus trulentatus, in California, male back space was found to limit female mating at certain points during the breeding season (Kraus, 1989).
An investigation into the reproductive demography of the giant water bug, Abedus indentatus (Heteroptera: Belosto-matidae).
Paternity assurance and altered roles in the mating behavior of a giant water bug Abedus herberti (Heteroptera: Belostomidae).
Fish predation on giant water bug (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) eggs in an Arizona stream.
Behavioral interactions between the Giant Water Bug (Belostoma haarium) and tadpoles of Bufo woodhousii.
Smith (1997) hypothesized that selection for larger body size, and hence, larger eggs, is the driving force maintaining paternal care within giant water bugs in general.
The distinct life-history stages of giant water bugs could be used to answer timely questions related to life-history evolution.
Upon a return visit in March 2010, we found more pool habitat but only three giant water bugs, this time all adult males.
Exaptation and flash flood escape in the giant water bugs.
The biology of giant water bugs (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae) in Trinidad.